Yes this horse IS made of STARS!
I DID IT! Alykii is now a Loremaster. Cross it off the bucket list!!
So what kind of blog post would this be if I didn’t at least give a rundown of my quest to… complete ALL THE QUESTS!
My Favorite Zones
Silverpine Forest – Eastern Kingdoms
The lore in this zone is simply epic. This zone I was happy to do-over when Cataclysm hit and reset my quest progress. The new quests in this zone make this a must-have experience. This zone takes you through the war over Gilneas and the plight of the forsaken. The lengths Lady Sylvannas went to protect her race was pure evil and the quests to try to take over Gilneas made me feel dirty, in a good evil sinister way. On the flip side, I did level a worgen through the starting area and through Silverpine Forest (up to level 18 or so). Blizzard really made the story of the worgen heart breaking, and even though I bleed horde blood, I really felt for the worgen and believe Sylvannas had what was coming to her at the Gilnean Wall. I actually sent my mage through this zone as well as leveled my baby shaman here because the story just doesn’t get old.
Hillsbrad Foothills – Eastern Kingdoms
The simple fact that Southshore got buried under a pool of slime warrants this zone being on the list. One of the best quests ever? Welcome to the Machine. I don’t think I stopped giggling through this entire quest. You become the quest giver, and NPC’s come up to you and you hand out the quests. It’s a cute little role reversal. The NPC’s are Dumass (HI! I’M NEW! BIG WHITE LIGHT CREATURE WITH WINGS MADE ME ALIVE! I SERVE THE BANSHEE QUEEN! YAY! HELP! HI!); Kingslayer Orkus ( Point me to where the Alliance hide and I shall DOMINATE THEM!); and Johnny Awesome of the guild <Uber Town>. Best. Quest. Ever.
Southen Barrens – Kalimdor
I picked this zone purely for the “Don’t Stop Bereavin‘” quest – the sequal to finding Mankrik’s wife. I love Journey and the song that Blizzard cleverly punned is one of my favorite songs that Star and I like to sing in guild karaoke. Mankrik is pissed. Every filthy squealy pigman must die. DIE!!!!! He will not rest until their blood stains the earth.
Uldum – Kalimdor
There’s something about a zone where Indiana Jones meets the Mummy that makes this zone so much fun. Any quest that makes you destroy an entire population of gnomes has to be good. Best quest name ever? I dunno, Don’t Stop Bereavin’ is right up there. But for the dirty minded folks, it’s got to be Camel Tow. I don’t understand what’s up with the goblin quest chain down in the south though. It just seems so out of place. The Indiana Jones quest line is a must do in this zone.
Honorable Mention – Kezan, not required (obviously) for loremaster. I loved Kezan. It’s like Sin City. Everyone must roll a goblin and experience this zone.
Zones That Need To Be Set On Fire
Vashj’ir – Eastern Kingdoms
Did this come as a shock to ANYONE? Although being an underwater zone, setting it on fire would be pretty ineffective. Fill it with dirt and plant a tree. Then move along. f’ing underwater zones… you know how much bloody time I spent just trying to find the goddamn cave entrances to turn in the quests? Jesus Christmas. And don’t get me started on Full Circle. That I had to do twice. Or the stupid battlemaiden chain. Or being on top of the ! or ? on my minimap and not knowing if I needed to go up or down. UGH. F’ing underwater zones…
Not just a region. Set the whole damn continent on fire. Although getting my revenge on Fel Reaver was nice. The rep grinds.. oh the rep grinds. I couldn’t even finish Blade’s Edge until I grinded Consortium to revered because another chain bugged out on me. I was two quests away from completing the zone, and I had to stop and farm Ethereum Prison Keys and Zaxxis Insignias from Netherstorm.. and run heroic Mana Tombs over.. and over… and over… /headdesk. F that I went all the way to exalted. That’s right, Chief Exalted Officer. FML.
The zone that never ended. Then when I hit 130 quests, it felt unfinished. I was like, in the middle of an interesting chain.
Why the foo is this zone still in the game? 19 quests to complete in this zone. Really? Not that I’m complaining about only doing 19 quests, but still. Should have at least allowed me to get from revered to exalted in those 19 quests. Most useless zone ever.
And there you have it! For those of you that have grinded out almost 5,000 quests like me (hah!) (and yes I”m counting the ones that reset at Cataclsym that aren’t in my stats) what are some of your most favorite and least favorite zones?